Monday, December 31, 2007

Grand Opening of New Fire Station 62 in Mar Vista - SendMeRSS

Artists Concept of new LAFD Station 62 The men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department welcome you to join Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, Fire Commissioners, Fire Chief Douglas Barry, City Engineer Gary Lee Moore and civic and community leaders, at the public dedication and grand opening of the LAFD's newest Neighborhood Fire Station in Mar Vista.

Saturday, January 5, 2008
10:00 AM
Grand Opening of New Fire Station 62
11970 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Following Saturday's brief dedication ceremony, there will be food and fun as well as a chance to tour Southern California's newest Fire Station. All members of the community are welcomed to this family-themed public event.

We are pleased to offer an interactive map with driving directions to the new facility, which is now in service protecting Mar Vista, Venice and the adjacent neighborhoods of west Los Angeles.

Please let us share a brief history of former Fire Station 62...

Former LAFD Station 62 built in 1950

Built in the days preceding the Korean War to serve a then lightly populated and primarily residential six-square-mile district of ocean view homes, former Fire Station 62 was designed to house a small cadre of male firefighters and one limited-role fire apparatus.

The demands of emergency service and operational advances at the LAFD in the past half-century, made that 4,190 square-foot station and only slightly larger parcel of land inadequate for providing timely and effective response to the community's needs.

Former Fire Station 62 not only grew cramped and inefficient during its fifty-seven years of service, but also proved deficient in meeting seismic safety, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, Building Code, ADA and separate gender accommodation issues.

In stark contrast, new Fire Station 62 is a capable and appealing long-term asset for all who live in, work and visit Mar Vista, Venice and west Los Angeles.

The new energy-efficient 16,130 square foot facility was designed with strong community input and built with to support multi-role emergency response needs for many years to come; all while enhancing the effectiveness of a diverse and omnipotent workforce.

We encourage you to learn more about new Fire Station 62 and the Fire Department facilities being modernized by Proposition F by viewing a highly detailed on-line Monthly Progress Report.

The men and women of the LAFD look forward to seeing you and your family on Saturday, January 5, 2008 in Mar Vista. Don't forget your camera!

Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

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